Presentation: ‘Did you know False Bay is a Hope Spot?’ by Dr Tony Ribbink

Presentation: ‘Did you know False Bay is a Hope Spot?’ by Dr Tony Ribbink
07 September 2017 | 18:30 - 19:30 | Gordon

Presentation: ‘Did you know False Bay is a Hope Spot?’ by Dr Tony Ribbink

You are invited to join Dr Tony Ribbink of the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) at the Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club at 18:30 this coming Thursday, 7 September, for a presentation on the False Bay Hope Spot.

Hope Spots are special conservation areas that are critical to the health of the ocean. Hope Spots maintain biodiversity, provide a carbon sink, generate life-giving oxygen, preserve critical habitat and allow low-impact activities like ecotourism to thrive. They are good for the ocean, which means they are good for us.

In December 2014, SST and Mission Blue launched six International Hope Spots in South Africa, including False Bay, from Cape Point to Cape Hangklip. The Hope Spot initiative in South Africa – Ikhaya lethemba (The Home of Hope) – addresses critically important South African issues and is totally inclusive, aiming to harness the power of people by involving them in positive action.

Dr Ribbink’s presentation is aimed at everyone who has an interest in our oceans – from scuba divers, snorkelers, anglers, yachtsmen, nature lovers, tourism and ecotourism businesses and scholars.

The purpose of this presentation is to explain what the Hope Spot project is all about, and to elaborate on how we as ocean-lovers can turn the tide on marine pollution. Dr Ribbink will also touch on the newly formed African Marine Waste Network, within which PETCO is a key partner.

We hope to see you there!

For more details, download the full brochure here.

About Dr Ribbink:
Dr Tony Ribbink (PhD) runs the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), a charitable NGO that arose from the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme, which he developed and led until 2007. Since December 2007 he has been leading SST.

Date: Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club, Gordon’s Bay